University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Theory of Podiatric Surgery

Please contact us directly for further fee information. This course currently offers: Teaching supported by the Northern Deanery of the Faculty of Surgeons. A multidisciplinary teaching team including consultant radiologists, radiographers and pharmacologists. The opportunity to gain Prescription Only Medicines (POMs) for Podiatrists registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Minimal disruption to your clinic time, as attendance on campus is required for just three one week blocks. Podiatric surgeons undertake invasive surgery on the foot and ankle and manage a wide range of conditions surgically. This course offers qualified podiatrists the opportunity to expand and develop your knowledge and skills in this specialist area, equipping you with the competencies to start on the path to becoming a podiatric surgeon. The Surgical Faculty of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists was involved with the development of this course to ensure that our provision meets the current needs of the profession and its existing training programmes.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess an Honours degree in podiatry or an equivalent qualification. Individuals without Honours or with a diploma in podiatric medicine will be considered on an individual basis by the admission team. Be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the relevant registration authority in your country of origin. If you trained overseas, you must be registered with an appropriate governing body. For applicants whose 1st language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course.

Course modules

You will be required to study all six compulsory modules shown below, however some of the modules are taught on alternate years, so you may undertake these in a different order depending on which year you start the course. Year 1: critical appraisal of research literature plus either: anatomy for surgical practice or clinical pharmacology for registered podiatrists as well as either: clinical investigations and diagnostic imaging for podiatrists or principles of podiatric surgery. Year 2: research project preparation plus either: anatomy for surgical practice or clinical pharmacology for registered podiatrists. As well as either: clinical investigations and diagnostic imaging for podiatrists or principles of podiatric surgery. Year 3: project (health related).

Assessment methods

Teaching will be delivered through study blocks, which require your attendance at the University. This will also be supported by online learning, podcasts and discussion forums. A variety of other teaching methods will be used including practical theatre sessions and the study of areal life case studies where you will have the opportunity to review anonymous, real case files of patients. Assessment will involve seminar presentations, assignments oral examinations and clinical assessments. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course. Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks - unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time block-release September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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